Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England, 1540-1688

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Donna B. Hamilton, Richard Strier
Cambridge University Press, 1996 M02 29 - 280 páginas
This collection of essays by historians and literary scholars treats English history and culture from the Henrician Reformation to the Glorious Revolution as a single coherent period in which religion is a dominant element in political and cultural life. It seeks to explore the centrality of the religion-politics nexus for this whole period through examining a wide variety of literary and non-literary texts, from plays and poems to devotional treatises, political treatises and histories. It breaks down normal distinctions between Tudor and Stuart, pre- and post-Restoration periods to reveal a coherent (though not all serene and untroubled) post-Reformation culture struggling with major issues of belief, practice, and authority.
 

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women reading and devotion
9
Spensers savage
27
Christianity
46
Kneeling and the body politic
70
Donne and the politics of devotion
93
Catholic Anglican or puritan? Edward Sackville fourth
115
Crucifixion or apocalypse? Refiguring the Eikon Basilike
138
William Lawrence
208
Reformation in the Restoration Crisis 16791682
231
Shadwells dramatic trimming
253
Index
275
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